(ORDO NEWS) — The European Space Agency, 11 years later, is re-forming a team of astronauts, with priority this time on women and people with disabilities. Future missions are related to the exploration of the Moon and Mars.
There are strict requirements for candidates: it is important to have a completed higher education in the field of natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or computer science. It also requires three years of postgraduate work experience.
As astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from Italy noted, today’s technologies have developed so much that people with disabilities can go into space without problems.
Experts said that at the moment they are ready to expand the staff of astronauts by 26 people. This number will include both permanent and reserve astronauts.
Searches, implying tough selection, are scheduled for the period from March 31 to May 28 this year. The application is submitted through the ESA Careers portal.
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